They’re not easy to miss…whether on someone’s finger or in a pawn shop. Championship rings are pretty much one of a kind and if you’re offered a 1988 World Series ring with the name ‘Campanis’ on it, call the cops.
The former player once traded by his own dad is missing his, thanks to a thief. Campanis was playing in a benefit golf tournament for Cal State-Fullerton earlier this week when he put the ring into a zippered compartment on his golf bag. Later he discovered someone had stolen the ring and a special Dodger championship-themed watch he gave his late father, Al.
“It’s a big deal to me because I’ve been wearing (the ring) since ’88, and the watch is something that I gave my dad,” Campanis told the Press-Enterprise of Riverside. The watch had a face similar to the blue diamond on his father’s 1981 World Series ring.
Campanis played in the organization during the 1960s but worked for the club doing community events in 1988.
The person responsible may have a tough time selling it, though. The L.A. Times has more on the case.